The Jervis McEntee Diaries - May 3, 1883

Diary Entry:

Thursday, May 3, 1883 A warm pleasant day. I thought of going up to the Art Museum but just before I was ready to go George Coale came in. He seemed to me to have grown older and heavier. He talked awhile and then proposed going to the museum which we did. There are many interesting pictures there. A fine Gainsborough, a Sir Joshua Reynolds and a portrait of Mary Wolstencroft by Opie. Also a portrait of Vanderlyn by himself. We looked at the pictures particularly the Raphael which is more interesting than I expected to find it, and then separated, Coale to go to his hotel and I to take a walk through the park, which looked very pleasant and inviting today. I walked down to 6th Av. and took the Elevated train to my studio. Coale had invited Hubbard and me to dine with him at the Union Square hotel. After dinner we went over to the Century and met Thompson who had been drinking but was not very bad.

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